Fair Trade Tourism Standard & criteria
FTT's standard is aligned with global best practice and embraces the principle of inclusivity and our support of the tourism sector to play its part in achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It comprises 180 criteria (as reflected in the updated November 2023 version) that apply to all businesses, of which 124 are mandatory and 56 are general. To be awarded certification, businesses must meet all mandatory requirements, and 75% of those indicated as "general".
Businesses whose offering includes the direct provision of community tours (day visits involving 3rd party service providers) or volunteer tourism benefit from additional guidance and audit requirements across 12 and 29 criteria, respectively.
An overview of the Fair Trade Tourism Standard is publicly available to view or for download on www.fairtradetourism.org.